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IPC Current Monitors

IPC's current monitors are wide band current transformers that measure ac or pulse currents with an oscilloscope or other voltage-sensing instrument.


Soft robots for hard problems
IEEE Spectrum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Squishy robots may move and manipulate objects in new ways. Read the associated APS March Meeting abstract. More

Bits of reality
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Not just for codes and computers, quantum information holds clues to the nature of the physical universe. Read the associated APS Physics Viewpoint and the Physical Review Letters abstract. More

Dwarf galaxies help to unlock secrets of dark matter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While scientists still don't know what makes up the mysterious dark matter thought to dominate the universe, a new study of dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way presented Sunday, April 1, at the American Physical Society has chipped away at the possibilities, offering intriguing hints about the nature of dark matter. Read the associated APS April meeting abstract. More

World's most sensitive scales detect a yoctogram
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How do you weigh an atom down to the last proton? With scales accurate enough to measure the smallest unit of mass, aka the yoctogram, which is just one septillionth of a gram. More

Simulation Modeling for Control Systems

This NI tutorial shows how to use LabVIEW and the LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module to construct a dynamic system from basic physical laws.
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Lenses can bend light and sound in almost any direction
PhysOrg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When an optical fiber is bent by 90 degrees or more, the light begins to leak away, posing a problem for fiber optics communications. But by using special lenses that can bend light by not only 90 degrees, but also 180 degrees (i.e., a U-turn) or 360 degrees (i.e., a full loop), scientists may limit light leakage in optical fibers and overcome this problem, not to mention provide a useful material for many other applications. Recently, a team of scientists has theoretically investigated materials for achieving this kind of advanced light control, which could work equally well for sound waves. More

Electrons tunnel nicely through boron nitride
Physics World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ultrathin sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) could make for the ideal dielectric layer in future electronic components, thanks to a high degree of uniformity in how electrons tunnel through the material. That is the claim of an international team of researchers that is studying how the material performs as a barrier layer that is sandwiched between two conducting layers. The team found that the tunnel current depends exponentially on the number of h-BN atomic layers - down to just a single-layer thickness. The result bodes well for using h-BN in electronic components such as tunnel devices and ultrafast field-effect transistors, say the researchers. More

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Electrons may be the glue in cuprate superconductors
Ars Technica    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new optical examination of a bismuth-based cuprate superconductor has demonstrated that electronic excitations may be the primary driver of the superconducting transition. More

Embattled neutrino project leaders step down
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No-confidence vote follows confirmation of faults in experiment's cable and clock. More

Quantum interference: the movie
Physics World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first real-time movie of large molecules creating an interference pattern after passing through two slits has been made by an international team of physicists. As well as being a beautiful example of the wave-particle duality of quantum mechanics, the technique could provide further insight into the boundaries between quantum and classical physics. More

Visit VAT at SVC!

VAT will preview a variety of vacuum valves in Santa Clara at booth #616. Stop by or check out our new website to learn more about VAT!
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Scientists pin down historic sea level rise
Reuters via Scientific American    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The collapse of an ice sheet in Antarctica up to 14,650 years ago might have caused sea levels to rise between 14 and 18 meters (46-60 feet), a study showed, data which could help make more accurate climate change predictions. More

Cloaks for hiding heat
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Until now, most invisibility cloaks have been made from metamaterials that guide light waves around a certain region of space, obscuring anything that lies within from sight. Now, physicists have described a theoretical cloak that can shield a protected area from intense temperatures. More

Lightning directed by laser beams
NewScientist    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's not quite Zeus, but at least it's not entirely myth. Lasers have been used for the first time to trigger and divert lightning bolts. More

Life-changing experiments: The biological Higgs
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Biologists ponder what fundamental discoveries might match the excitement of the Higgs boson. More

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